I can't recommend Khan Academy Enough

I have been singing the praises of Khan Academy for many years. I am going to go ahead and say it again. This site is amazing.  The few problems I had with it before (videos too quiet) software/grading intuitiveness... these things are on point now.

I just used it to help a homeschooler who was math phobic and had not really gotten past Algebra (and some Algebra 2) in one semester, this student has now mastered Geometry and Trig.  It takes time and dedication but this site sets kids up for success... and adults too.

Use it whether your kid is homeschooled or not, daily use in the summer will also keep a student from losing ground when school is not in session.  Oh, and it covers all subjects now... maybe not in full depth, but it can be a good template to follow as you home educate your kids... for free.

Visit Khan Academy

~posted by Andrea from Nearing fifty and having moments

Homeschool Resources for black families

If you are black and homeschooling, check out this organization and upcoming event. (Atlanta area)

National Black Home Educators(NBHE), in partnership with Howard Rumph Academy, is delighted to announce its 8th Annual NBHE Graduation Ceremony and Conference Proposed Schedule —


~posted by Andrea from Nearing fifty and having moments

It is time for an Exodus of black children from public school.

I had originally posted this on my main blog, but as I wrote it I realized I needed to revamp my old free-home-ed blog for the African American Community.

What I have decided is that black people need to go ahead and take their kids out of school and homeschool.  I never, ever thought I would say such a thing, but the hate crimes in public schools are exploding thanks to the normalization of hate speech in our country due to the beliefs of our dear leader.  Schools are not safe for black kids.

They are not safe physically.  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/12-year-old-calif-boy-cited-hate-crime-battery-article-1.2347912

They are not safe emotionally.

They are not safe mentally.

They can't learn in these conditions.

Please don't think I have anything against white people, because I do not... my kids were homeschooled among and with other white kids... most of the time.... most of the time, there are no issues.  But even in a controlled environment, there WERE some issues.  I can't imagine leaving a child in a condition where the teasing, harassment, and undervaluing of them is so rampant.

It is time for an exodus.  I am resurrecting my freehomeed.blogspot.com blog soon to address these issues.

Read: Why black kids should be homeschooled. 
Racism in schools is pushing more black families to homeschool. 

~posted by Andrea from Nearing fifty and having moments 

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